I’m fascinated by life in India. Diksha Basu’s witty novel about a family confronting sudden wealth explores the decisions they make. Mr. Jha sells his web site for $20 million. Overnight, he has wealth beyond his dreams. Mr. Jha and his wife move from their cramped housing complex in East Delhi to the wealthy part of town. Meanwhile, the Jha’s son, Rupak, is struggling in Ithaca, New York in an MBA program. Rupak knows his parents expect him to graduate and go into investment banking, but he is more interested in photography and film-making. When Rupak’s parents visit him in America, many of the stresses of their situation explode.
The Windfall (2017) shows how money changes everything. GRADE: B+